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Dougherty County commission considers extending contract with lobbying group

County Commissioners discuss possibly signing on Cornerstone for two years (Source: WALB) County Commissioners discuss possibly signing on Cornerstone for two years (Source: WALB)
Mike McCoy, Interim Dougherty County Administrator (Source: WALB) Mike McCoy, Interim Dougherty County Administrator (Source: WALB)
Cornerstone Governmental Affairs presented to commissioners on April 30 (Source: WALB) Cornerstone Governmental Affairs presented to commissioners on April 30 (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County leaders are considering working with a lobbying group for two more years. 

Interim County Administrator Mike McCoy recommends extending the service agreement with Cornerstone Governmental Affairs for two years, costing $15,000 per month. 

Dougherty County leaders and this lobbying group helped the state get sixty-four point nine million dollars from the federal government for storm recovery. 

Commissioners have been utilizing this firm on a month-by-month basis. 

McCoy said with this partnership, the county has a powerful tool in their toolbox. 

"We need continued advocacy as we work through our recovery efforts with the county," said McCoy.

Commissioners are set to vote on the contract Monday, May 21. 

If they extend the service agreement, it would be the first time Dougherty County commissioners have signed on with a lobbying firm for an extended time. 

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